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Cruising Through Uptown Charlotte

Your quick guide to eating, shopping, sightseeing and playing in Uptown Charlotte.

We can't emphasize enough how many delicious dishes, unique shopping experiences, fascinating museums and outside-the-box activities can be found in Uptown Charlotte.

Read on for a sample of what's waiting to be discovered (by segway. Give it a try and be the envy of everyone on foot). 

The Asbury
Dig into the Chicken + Waffle dish from The Asbury. (Courtesy The Asbury)


Whether you’re in the mood for locally sourced dishes (The Asbury), fantastic French fare (La Belle Helene) or a sandwich heaped with fried chicken, honey mustard slaw and house pickles (the King’s Kitchen), you'll find a wide range of cuisine in Uptown. 

Visit the Epicentre to enjoy live music, catch a movie, dine or shop. (©Charlotte’s Got a Lot)


There’s no shortage of shopping in this neck of the woods. The Epicentre boasts a bevy of stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. Those looking to gather ingredients for their next culinary masterpiece can visit 7th Street Public Market, which celebrates food from the Carolinas. 

Bechtler Museum
The Firebird at the Bechtler Museum is an iconic Charlotte symbol. (©Bill Russ/Visit NC)


Love to learn? You’re in the right place. The Bechtler Museum is home to important modern art; the Mint Museum boasts the celebrated Craft + Design collection; and the Levine Museum of the New South takes visitors through time, from the end of the Civil War to today. 

The Green
Relax in the Green, a three-tiered park in Uptown Charlotte. (©Charlotte’s Got a Lot)


Adventure is waiting in Uptown. Here, you can hop on a Charlotte Segway Tour; wander on foot through the Green, a literary-themed park; and immerse yourself in all things racing at the high-tech NASCAR Hall of Fame.